Duminda Silva files petition against his arrest

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has filed a petition in the Colombo High Court seeking bail after he was placed under arrest over the murder of former Presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.

Silva filed the petition in court today through his lawyers as he is receiving treatment at the Nawaloka hospital.

Silva returned to the island early last morning and was placed under arrest on a court order at the Nawaloka hospital.

Silva was receiving treatment in Singapore for the injuries he suffered during a shooting incident in 2011 in which presidential adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed.

Silva was seen as one of the main suspects in the murder.

The Attorney General’s department had recently instructed the police to file a case against MP Silva over the incident.

Silva is now scheduled to appear in court over the case on March 14. (Colombo Gazette)


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